boston http://wamc.org en "Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN" By Carter Alan http://wamc.org/post/radio-free-boston-rise-and-fall-wbcn-carter-alan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1968 </span>WBCN<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> FM in Boston introduced underground rock to New England. As a parade of colorful characters passed by its microphones for 41 years, </span>WBCN<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> attained iconic status as one of the most important American radio stations in history.</span></p><p></p><p>A history of the radio station has now been written by Carter Alan, WBCN DJ for nineteen years. The title of the book is <em>Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN</em>.</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76991 at http://wamc.org "Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN" By Carter Alan James Brooke, Voice of America - Russians On The Boston Marathon Bombings http://wamc.org/post/james-brooke-voice-america-russians-boston-marathon-bombings <p>James Brooke will come home to the Berkshires this week. A native of Lenox, who attended Berkshire Country Day School and Yale University, has been a lifelong foreign correspondent, most recently covering Russia and the former Soviet Union for the Voice of America.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>James Brooke will be at the Lenox Library tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. for a free lecture on how Russia views the Boston Marathon, now that one Tsarnaev brother is dead, and another is in custody. He spoke today with WAMC’s Brian Shields.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 16:00:04 +0000 Brian Shields 65830 at http://wamc.org James Brooke, Voice of America - Russians On The Boston Marathon Bombings Red Cross Sets Up Blood Drives In Dutchess To Aid Boston http://wamc.org/post/red-cross-sets-blood-drives-dutchess-aid-boston <p></p><p>Blood drive coordinators in New York’s Hudson Valley are dedicating their upcoming blood drives to those in Boston who suffered as a result of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:40:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 63056 at http://wamc.org Red Cross Sets Up Blood Drives In Dutchess To Aid Boston Vox Pop : Open Forum - Terror in Boston : 4/16/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-terror-boston-41613 <p></p><p>Yesterday marked a sad day for both our region and Massachusetts capital city as three people perished and hundreds of others were injured in what has been described by officials as an act of terror.</p><p>Today we’re opening the lines for you to hear your stories of what many are now calling the Boston Marathon bombing, and your reactions as the investigation continues to develop. We’ll also be monitoring the wires for the latest news on the investigation and bring it to you if and when it becomes available.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000 62377 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Terror in Boston : 4/16/13 Boston Globe's Michael Levenson - The life and political legacy of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino http://wamc.org/post/boston-globes-michael-levenson-life-and-political-legacy-boston-mayor-thomas-menino <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama was just one of several elected officials who&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/28/statement-president-mayor-thomas-m-menino">praised the work of Boston Mayor Thomas&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/28/statement-president-mayor-thomas-m-menino" style="line-height: 1.5;">Menino</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;as he announced this past Thursday that he would not seek re-election after 20 years as the chief executive of Massachusetts’ capitol city.&nbsp;</sp Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:13:07 +0000 61109 at http://wamc.org Boston Globe's Michael Levenson - The life and political legacy of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Massive Winter Storm Slams Northeast http://wamc.org/post/massive-winter-storm-slams-northeast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BOSTON (AP) — A massive storm packing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions is sweeping through the Northeast, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 customers.</span></p><div><p>More than 28 inches of snow had fallen in parts of central Connecticut by early Saturday, and areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire notched 2 feet or more.</p><p>The National Weather Service says up to 3 feet is expected in Boston, threatening the city's 2003 record of 27.6 inches.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 11:36:01 +0000 Associated Press 57489 at http://wamc.org Massive Winter Storm Slams Northeast Big Winter Storm Takes Aim at Northeast http://wamc.org/post/big-winter-storm-takes-aim-northeast <div><p>BOSTON (AP) — Schools across New England have closed and thousands of flights have been scratched as the Northeast hunkers down for a storm poised to dump up to 2 feet of snow.</p><p>The snow is expected to start Friday morning, with the heaviest amounts falling at night and into Saturday. Wind gusts could reach 75 mph. Widespread power failures were feared, along with flooding in coastal areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in October.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:53:20 +0000 Associated Press 57411 at http://wamc.org Big Winter Storm Takes Aim at Northeast Massachusetts Casino Panel to Take over Racing Commission http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-casino-panel-take-over-racing-commission <p>The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding its first meeting after taking control of the state racing commission.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The new five-member gambling panel is charged with licensing and overseeing up to three casinos and a slots parlor in Massachusetts.</p><p>Under the casino law approved by lawmakers and signed by Governor Deval Patrick, the panel is charged with overseeing virtually all gambling in the state, except for the lottery.</p><p>That includes taking over the responsibilities of the state racing commission.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:33:02 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41502 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Casino Panel to Take over Racing Commission Cardinal to Honor Military Chaplains for Holiday http://wamc.org/post/cardinal-honor-military-chaplains-holiday <p>Boston Cardinal Sean O&#39;Malley will celebrate Memorial Day by offering thanksgiving for the Boston priests who serve as military chaplains.</p><p>Right now, 12 priests from the Boston Archdiocese are serving as military chaplains, and 300 of Boston&#39;s priests have worked in the military since World War II.</p><p>The archdiocese&#39;s Catholic Appeal team has produced a video tribute to the chaplains to spread awareness about their work.</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 11:28:51 +0000 39897 at http://wamc.org Cardinal to Honor Military Chaplains for Holiday